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Motivational Monday: 4 Ways Jesus Supports Women

The past couple of weeks we have discussed Wonder Woman, one of this year’s top grossing movies.  That discussion so far has taken us to some interesting topics: polyamory, sexual identity, and polity to name a few.  See “There’s More to Wonder” Part 1 and Part 2. Preface:  The release of WW is very timely — it’s hitting a very raw nerve.  I …

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MONDAY MOTIVATION: THERE’S MORE TO WONDER (pt 2)

Hello, Hipsters, and happy Monday!  Let’s get motivated as we look for more meaning in the media. Last week we discussed polyamory and its necessary ingredient for creating Wonder Woman, one of 2017’s top grossing movies!  See “There’s More to Wonder.” Wow, I never knew the breadth of topics HOPE4Hipsters would reach. But given the success, politicization, and backstory of …

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MONDAY MOTIVATION: 3 Things That Will Make Your Life Matter

Back in high school, before it became mainstream, I really enjoyed listening to a band called Switchfoot.  And out of the numerous albums they have created in their twenty plus year existence, my favorite has always been, “The Beautiful Letdown.” Many of the songs caught my attention, but it was, “This Is Your Life,” that caused a self-assured, teenage ‘hipster-in-the-making’ …

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MONDAY MOTIVATION: 3 Ways A Hipster Finds His Humanity

Welcome to the first ever: “Monday Motivation: Meaning In Media!”     To begin this new series, let’s go big by reclaiming our humanity through a clip from “Open Range” starring Kevin Costner and Robert Duvall.  Yes, I’m a huge Western fan! Even though most of us cannot relate at a surface level, there are a few things that stand out: 1) …

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Resignation & Beyond

See VLOG. “He who has God and everything else has no more than he who has God only.” ~ C. S. Lewis | The Weight Of Glory It’s March, so there’s lots of “madness,” but here we’re continuing to march not only into some madness but also into some mystery… I began the previous post (Nearness & Folly) by quoting most of 1 …

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Nearness & Folly

See VLOG. “There have been men before…who got so interested in proving the existence of God that they came to care nothing for God himself.” ~ C.S. Lewis Hey, Hipsters. This is one of those more autobiographical, quasi-journal type entries, but I do think that sharing my personal journey in this current season will be helpful, encouraging, thought-provoking, and ultimately …

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A Walk To Remember

…for we walk by faith, not by sight. ~ 2 Corinthians 5:7 I take the blessing of mobility for granted.  I’ve never known otherwise.  Being around infants, however, reminds me daily of the painful, prolonged process required to develop this skill. My wife and I have been blessed with three children, and our youngest, Elias, recently started showing interest and capability for mobility. …

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A Shunt To Save

Elias’s life with a brain shunt begins. Well, the last 28 hours have been quite full for us!!  We arrived at the hospital yesterday at 10 AM for admitting and prep.  At 11 AM, we got Elias into his hospital gown and got ready to say our temporary goodbye (this was mommy’s hardest part). At 12 PM he started anesthesia, and …

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Sons For Rams: Under The Second Knife

This is a big week.  Tomorrow is the day we’ve been nervously anticipating for the last year.  Tomorrow, October 18th, 2016, our son Elias is scheduled to have surgery.  He will be getting VP brain shunts.  It’s hard to believe.  It’s real.  We would not have chosen this road, but it is a part of his story. Just a little …